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windows 8.1 activate problem

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    windows 8.1 activate problem


    hi
    i bought hp laptop last year it is came with windows 8.1 installed, few days back my windows got corrupted and i tried to reset but not worked, so i did a clean windows installation. i deleted my recovery drive also the problem is i installed windows 8 pro, now windows keep saying activate your windows. and also it show current product key....CRYQH

    @@ if i reinstalled correct virsion of windows (windows 8.1) it will pick the product key from BIOS?
    @@ can i upgrade to windows 8.1?

    here is is the message i got

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    Quote Originally Posted by naveenramadas View Post
    and also it show current product key....CRYQH
    Windows 8/8.1 has available "generic keys" that will let you install Windows 8/8.1, but not activate.

    - Windows 8: FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3
    - Windows 8 Pro: XKY4K-2NRWR-8F6P2-448RF-CRYQH

    - Windows 8.1: 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
    - Windows 8.1 Pro: XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB

    Quote Originally Posted by naveenramadas View Post
    if i reinstalled correct version of windows (windows 8.1) it will pick the product key from BIOS?
    Yes.

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
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    thank you bro i will try
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    You said
    the problem is i installed windows 8 pro,
    Does that mean you did not have Pro before? If so it will never activate with the key you have. You need to download the same version you had, see here:

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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